1994 Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin

- 750 ml
97
RP-HG
Availability: Out of Stock
$530.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
10100-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

...The textbook blend of 70% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, 10% Grenache, and 5% Counoise was utilized in 1989, 1990, and 1994, but in 1995, the Mourvedre component was reduced, with the amount of Counoise and Syrah increased significantly. The 1994 is an explosively rich, super-concentrated wine that represents the essence of the Beaucastel style. It boasts an opaque purple color, followed by a huge nose of black fruits, smoke, Provencal herbs, saddle leather, coffee, licorice, and Asian spices. An excruciating tannin level is balanced by the wine's massive extract, high quantity of glycerin, and sweet alcohol. This Chateauneuf du Pape will last 40+ years...

Robert Parker | 97 RP-HG
The two limited cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin are spectacular in both 1994 and 1995, but each will require 10-15 years of cellaring. Less than 300 cases were made in each vintage. The textbook blend of 70% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, 10% Grenache, and 5% Counoise was utilized in 1989, 1990, and 1994, but in 1995, the Mourvedre component was reduced, with the amount of Counoise and Syrah increased significantly. The 1994 is an explosively rich, super-concentrated wine that represents the essence of the Beaucastel style. It boasts an opaque purple color, followed by a huge nose of black fruits, smoke, Provencal herbs, saddle leather, coffee, licorice, and Asian spices. An excruciating tannin level is balanced by the wine's massive extract, high quantity of glycerin, and sweet alcohol. This Chateauneuf du Pape will last 40+ years, but it will not be close to maturity until 2008-2010. No Hommage cuvee was produced in 1996.

Robert Parker | 96 RP
(Châteauneuf du Pape “Hommage à Jacques Perrin”- Château de Beaucastel) I like the 1994 Hommage à Jacques Perrin a bit better than the 1995- both for drinking today and for its ultimate, long-term quality as well. There is a touch of brett here on the nose, but at a more manageable level than what is found in the 2000 iteration. The nose wafts from the glass in a complex blend of cassis, woodsmoke, dark soil tones, grilled venison, pepper, the first touch of autumnal elements and a generous framing of nutty new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied complex and quite classic in profile, with a fine core, still a bit of melting tannin and excellent focus and balance on the long and complex finish. It is pretty clear that the earliest vintages of Hommage were the best! (Drink between 2016-2035)

John Gilman | 94 JG
Like the 1995 there some farmyard notes on the nose, even more so in fact, it's slightly horsy, along with cigar tobacco, menthol and fresh mushroom. Full and generous, and there's a sanguine element, a touch of iron, and a slightly bitter note on the finish. Texturally it has a tight feel that is unlikely to dissipate with further ageing. Good complexity, but later vintages deliver more precision and textural wealth. Drinking Window 2020 - 2022

Decanter | 92 DEC
Always showing similar to the 1995 (both were hot vintages, yet with rain at different points during harvest), the 1994 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin checks in as 70% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 10% Grenache, and 5% Counoise raised in foudre. It’s another fully mature, yet incredibly perfumed wine that has loads of herbes de Provence, new saddle leather, garrigue, spice, gamey meat, and both red and black fruits. I’ve always found a dry edge in the tannins in this wine and I suspect they’ll outlive the fruit. Nevertheless, it has beautiful complexity, a singular style, medium to full-bodied richness, and will certainly keep through 2024.

Jeb Dunnuck | 92 JD

Sokolin 1994 Beaucastel CDP Hommage a Jacques Perrin Tasting Notes:

Like a good friend who is quietly there for you, understands you and doesn't judge, the 1990 Beausejour Duffau will wait until you're ready to uncork the bottle and let go of your worries. This legendary wine rightfully belongs to the Grand Cru club of the best drinks of the gods we have the privilege to taste on the Earth. This Chateau has a long, long history, with its beginning in 1851, and from that moment, it has shown such potential and grace that it's hard to find it a true equal. Refreshing and youthful, the minerally and sweet blackberry nose announces a remarkably enjoyable palate of a rich, dense concentration of pure joy. It has developed over the past five years and it doesn't hold back anymore - it shows its full splendor with polished, notable tannins and dried fruit flavors. It's on its peak right now, so don't waste your time and grab yourself a bottle or two before it goes down in history.
More Information
Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1994
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Beaucastel: Chateau de Beaucastel is a legendary winery located in the Rhone Valley, in France. The winery owns a 100 hectares of grapevine-planted soil, most of which belong to the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. They deliver both whites and reds of absolutely stellar quality. With a wide selection of grape varietals used for their glorious blends, you can expect each bottle to tell a different story, albeit with the same signature eloquence and charisma. You will be greeted by different flavor profiles, although you can be sure that your experience will be nothing short of inspiring. Whether you're taking a deep breath of herbal essence or you're swimming through the tides of black and blue fruit while catching a distinct scent of spice in the air, every note is carefully balanced to complement the others without overwhelming your senses.
Rating 97 RP-HG
Region Rhone: While the Northern Rhone produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhone Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne - the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this - the Rhone flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment's notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots. The flavors and texture of Northern Rhone wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds As per the Southern Rhone wine, it is like taking a plunge into a whirlpool of juicy flavor. Every sip explodes forward like a crashing tsunami, bathing your tastebuds in delicious aromas of prune, chocolate, grass, and black fruit. The wines are so compelling that it can be hard to drink them casually at a social event without getting lost in their intricate textures and emotional depths. Let's set sail together, and drink deep from these luxurious bottles with our friends and loved ones.
Type of Wine Chateauneuf du Pape: You can expect Chateauneuf-du-Pape reds selection to wash over you with a combination of leather, game, tar, and delicious dried herbs, creating a spice mixture that commands respect from even the harshest non-believers. Chateauneuf-du-Pape whites are ever so refreshing and bold, frolicking in a field of floral notes and earthy minerals.
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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